- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: For Dummies; Auflage: 2 (15. April 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0470911085
- ISBN-13: 978-0470911082
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18,8 x 1,9 x 23,6 cm
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The easy way to get down with statistics
Stymied by statistics? Fear not! In easy-to-understand terms, this friendly guide shows you how to collect, graph, and critique data; decipher distributions; calculate confidence intervals and hypothesis tests; analyze data with correlation, regression, and two-way tables; and much more.
* The world of statistics -- get a handle on the quantity and quality of statistics you encounter in everyday life
* Get the big picture -- explore data using graphs and charts and describe data using means, medians, standard scores, percentiles, and more
* Results may vary -- understand common statistical distributions and find out how to work with random variables, standard error, the Central Limit Theorem, and more
* Guesstimate with confidence -- use standard error, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests to make conclusions about a population
* Dig into statistical studies and their analyses -- get the scoop on polls, experiments, correlation, linear regression, two-way tables, and independence
Open the book and find:
* Plain-English explanations of statistical jargon
* Information on organizing, graphing, and critiquing data
* The 411 on random variables; the binomial, normal, t-, and sampling distributions; and the Central Limit Theorem
* Pointers for conducting, interpreting, and critiquing polls and experiments
* Data analysis tools for regression, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, and two-way tables
* Plenty of examples and figures to illustrate important concepts and methods
* Grasp statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations
* Interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine probability, and work with confidence intervals
* Critique and analyze data from polls and experiments
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD, is a professor of statistics and the director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics Workbook For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies.
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So why "Statistics for Dummies?"
-- Most statistics books seemed to be either too-brief pamphlets or really really expensive texts. At the Amazon new book price of around $12, this sure seemed relatively affordable for the amount of information
--Very good coverage of descriptive statistics, probability in theory & practice, inferential statistics for parametric situations, and clear strong apt advice to help achieve sound use of statistics and avoid some of the horrors, such as significance trolling.
There are 21 chapters, organized into three sections
--Part 1 (Vital Statistics About Statistics), Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, including everyday applications and tools of the trade such as definitions of variable, popularion, and confidence interval
--Part II (Number-Crunching Basics), Chapters 5, 6, 7, on central tendency, graphing categorical data, graphing numerical data
--Part IIII ( Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem), Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11 introducing random variables and the binomal distribution, the normal distribution, and the t-distribution, sampling distributions and the central limit theorem
-- Part IV (Guestimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence) Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, covering confidence concepts & indicators, p value concepts & applications, hypothesis testing formulae and examples
--Part V ( Statistics Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship) with Chapters 16, 17, 18, and 19 dealing mostly with correlations and regression for quantitative, normally distributed data, two-way tables and probabilities
--Part VI is two bonus chapters, one on data sleuthing and the other on "ten surefire ways to boost your statistics exam score."
There's a good index and an appendix with the Z-table, the t-table, a set of bionomial tables up to n=20 each with a page of specific instructions on how to get p values or otherwise use the three tables. In all, 370 pages in the style---typography, side icons, and profuse examples including worked-out computations, of the 'for dummies" series.
ANY ALERTS? Yes.
--As other reviewers have eloquently said, this is suuplementary, an adjunct, a source-book text not a substitute for a full-on course in statistics. However, it seems great for purposes such as mine where I can give the students sections to read and pages for finding...as handy for my own use
--BOOK II IS NEEDED!!!! There is little on non-parametric measures beyond offering the median, mode, sem-interquartile range and such. Statistics for Dummies ii (which I review separately) is 390 pages covering the Chi Square test and its varied applications, as well as signed ranks, Kruskal-wallis, and the somewhat more advanced analyses such as regression, multiple regression, ANOVA, MANOVA, and dealing with non-linearity. Yes, there is some overlap but II is worth i's relatively low cost
OVERALL: The American Statistical Association released in March 2016 its first ever institutional statement on a major statistical policy (Wasserman and Lazar, The ASA's statement on p-values: context, process, and purpose.) This is NOT a book but a free. downloadable statement and does not compete with the published text such as "Statistics for Dummies."
Some reviewers were concerned about a possible over-emphasis on warnings, advice, and no-nos as maybe filler material. So I cross-walked the ASA policy statements on p values re context, process, and purpose. EVERY ITEM ASA emphasized is covered in this book, vividly, often, and appropriately. To me, that's underscoring author Deborah J. Rumsey's mastery of her material and ability to communicate it --- and of a certain ESP since this book was written well-before the ASA statement.
Thank you, Professor Rumsey.
Bottom line: I highly recommend "Statistics for Dummies."
Iv never been good at math, and never took stats in high school but when I got into college Stats was a required class for my major so I bought and read this book before taking the class and it made every concept make sense in lecture.
If there was something my professor did not explain well or it wasn't explained in my text book I would go back and reference this book and it was the most helpful tool through out the whole class.
I passed the class with an A and no headaches!
Defiantly recommend if your intimidated by statistics and learn better with simpler concepts and terms
Without a doubt, this is a book for beginners. I allow myself to philosophical reflection. There are many doors that lead to understanding. Book's Professor Rumsey is the right door, to the right place.